LHC reserves verdict on Salman Akram’s plea seeking contempt proceedings against RO

The Lahore High Court (LHC) reserved its verdict on a petition filed by PTI-backed independent candidate Salman Akram Raja seeking contempt proceedings against NA-128 returning officer (RO). Counsel for the petitioner said the court had previously ordered the RO to make a decision as per law based on Raja’s request.However, he added, the RO ignored […]

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Punjab governor stresses deregulation of pharma sector

 Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman said the newly-elected government should focus on deregulating the pharmaceutical sector and controlling medicine prices.  The governor emphasised that the new government should follow the caretaker government’s initiative to deregulate medicine prices without pressuring pharmaceutical companies to exit the industry.  He also stressed that regulations should prevent companies from exploiting […]

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ECP’s consultative meeting to allocate reserved seats to SIC today

The Election Commission of Pakistan will hold a meeting on Thursday (today) to reveiw Sunni Itttehad Council’s request to allocate reserved seats to the the party. Sources said the ECP, in its important consultative meeting, will review the SIC application and take a final decision on whether to allocate reserved seats to the Sunni Ittehad […]

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PTI to hold intra-party elections on March 3

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced that it will hold intra-party elections on March 3.  The PTI has issued the schedule for intra-party elections. According to the plan, nomination papers must be submitted by Feb 24.  Scrutiny will take place on Feb 25, and the final decision on nomination papers will be taken on Feb […]

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Tractors roll into downtown Prague as Czech farmers join protests

 Hundreds of Czech farmers drove their tractors into downtown Prague on Monday, disrupting traffic outside the Agriculture Ministry, as they joined protests against high energy costs, stifling bureaucracy and the European Union’s Green Deal. Farmers across Europe have taken to the streets this year, including in Poland, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, to fight low […]

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SC to hear govt’s intra-court appeal seeking action against retired judges

The Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear government’s intra-court appeal regarding action against retired judges on Monday.  A five-member Justice Aminuddin Khan-led larger bench will conduct hearing of intra-court appeal filed by the government in Aafia Sher Bano case today. The apex court has already issued notices to parties in the case. The Supreme Court, […]

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Gandapur promises economic revival of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Amin Gandapur says the party will work to resolve economic crisis of the country.  Gandapur, who is the PTI-nominated candidate for the office of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister, was speaking to media outside the Peshawar High Court (PHC) where he went to seek bail in a criminal case on Monday.  […]

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Court accepts Zardari, Faryal’s plea in fake bank accounts case

The banking court in Karachi has accepted the plea of Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur for exemption from appearance in a fake bank accounts case.  The court heard the case about alleged illegal transactions of billions of rupees through fake accounts attributed to Zardari, Talpur and others. Although the accused duo, Asif […]

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ECP committee probes former Pindi commissioner’s allegations

The special committee set up by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to probe allegations levelled by former Rawalpindi commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha regarding rigging in polls has started work.  Sources said the committee had written a letter to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to provide a copy of the transcript of Chattha’s […]

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